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WWE invites HBO's John Oliver to WrestleMania


On the heels of a feature segment on Sunday's 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO that painted WWE in a negative light, WWE released a statement Monday inviting host John Oliver to this Sunday's WrestleMania:

The following was released by WWE to our website in addition to others:

"John Oliver is clearly a clever and humorous entertainer. However, the subject matter covered in his WWE segment is no laughing matter. Prior to airing, WWE responded to his producers refuting every point in his one-sided presentation. John Oliver simply ignored the facts.

The health and wellness of our performers is the single most important aspect of our business, and we have a comprehensive, longstanding Talent Wellness program. We invite John Oliver to attend WrestleMania this Sunday to learn more about our company."

The 23-minute segment tackled, among other things, WWE's classification of talent as independent contractors, the amount of wrestler deaths vs. other professions, and Vince McMahon's role in the industry we know today.

Pro Wrestling Sheet reached out to HBO for a statement and was told, “The show likes to let the segments speak for themselves and will not be available to comment on this.”